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cocktail bars • boutiques • american food • café • steakhouse • gourmet • fine dining
What are the New Orleans spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Frenchmen Street, Bacchanal, Cane & Table.
Do’s and don’ts in New Orleans: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
Don't wait in line at Mother's. Do venture outside the french quarter. Don't walk alone at night.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I do social media, marketing and design for Aveda Sales, part of my husband's family business. I love working with my family and getting to be creative, as well as having a flexible work schedule.
How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?
$200 between my husband and I
Which New Orleans shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?
Peony, Pilot and Powell, Pied Nu, Sunday Shop
Your all-time favorite musicians:
Lord Huron, Beach House, Leon Bridges, Louis Armstrong, Fleetwood Mac
Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?
Day - Garden District/Uptown, Lower Garden District, French Quarter, Bywater. Night - French Quarter
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
Drunk and hungry - where do you go in New Orleans?
Barrel Proof, Cane & Table
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Find a bar and order copious amounts of Irish coffee
Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?
Your go-to brunch spots:
Silver Whistle, Sylvain, Coquette
Your perfect night out in New Orleans includes:
An amazing meal and cocktails with friends.
Which local creators do you admire?
Ashley Porter, Rebecca Rebouche, Juley Le, Alexa Pulitzer
Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:
The rooftop view from Hot Tin at the Ponchartrain Hotel
Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:
Tomorrow’s your last day in New Orleans. How do you spend it?
Jazz Brunch at Brennan's, exploring Royal Street antique shops and art galleries, cocktails in a courtyard at Cafe Amelie/Sylvain/Cane&Table, sunset drinks on the rooftop at the Ponchartrain, wine in the garden with live music at Bacchanal, late night show on Frenchmen.
You’re meeting the mayor of New Orleans - what constructive criticism would you give them?
I would tell her that we would like proper drainage and clean drinking water, but I think she already knows that.